• Laiken James

Grand Palms Resort Partners with Champion Autism Network (CAN)


Enjoy a Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort

One of the biggest hurdles for a family living with autism is going on a family vacation. The overstimulating nature of this experience can serve as a stressor for those families simply trying to have fun in a new environment.


For this reason, we have partnered with Champion Autism Network (CAN) to help ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all of our guests and their families at Grand Palms Resort. Our main goal is to provide exceptional vacation experiences for EVERYONE.


“We are excited to partner with CAN and look forward to the opportunity to create an even more exceptional vacation experience for our autistic guests and their families,” states Andy Wolfe, Grand Palms Resort's General Manager.


Enjoy a Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort
Grand Palms Resort's Spacious Outdoor Pool for families to enjoy

Ways that Grand Palms Resort supports CAN:

  • CAN is working with us to provide training and resources for our teams.

  • Managers and guest facing employees are attending training that helps identify what someone with autism is going through and how best we can help.

  • We've worked with CAN to create a Safety Plan with designated "Safe Zones" around the Resort.

Enjoy a Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort
Shuttle Stop benches are designated Safe Zones.

Did You Know?

The Town of Surfside Beach was named the first certified autism-friendly destination in the world! Surfside Beach is the birthplace of this autism-friendly travel initiative, CAN, which now has expanded worldwide. Champion Autism Network works with local businesses such as resorts, restaurants, attractions and services to include discounts to Autism Travel Card members. These businesses also have the opportunity to expand their autism awareness with training and certifications.


Enjoy a Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort
The Poolside Event Center is a designated Safe Zone.

Champion Autism Network is working to create a world where all people living with autism CAN live, work, and play without judgment, guilt, or worry.


Each day, through their signature Autism Travel Card program, they connect families with a growing network of autism-supportive businesses and destinations who are trained and excited to welcome them!


CAN is opening up a world of opportunities and we invite you to #ComePlayWithUs at Grand Palms Resort!

Enjoy a Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort

Ready for Your Vacation at Grand Palms Resort?

If you have any questions or would like to reserve your stay at Grand Palms Resort, call 888-913-4477 and you can speak with one of our Owner Services Representatives. Also, you can email us at reservations@grandpalmsresortmb.com to reserve your exceptional vacation experience in Myrtle Beach.


Resources:

https://www.wmbfnews.com/story/37636154/surfside-beach-is-worlds-first-certified-autism-friendly-destination/

https://wpde.com/news/local/surfside-beach-police-are-certified-to-serve-people-with-autism-after-training

https://www.wmbfnews.com/2022/05/17/myrtle-beach-offer-autism-training-city-employees/

https://www.wbtw.com/local-news/families-visit-sensory-friendly-event-at-surfside-beach-fire-department/

https://championautismnetwork.com/














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